Got Shorty: Guzman caught in joint U.S.-Mexico raid, official says
22, 2014: Finland defenseman Olli Maatta shoots to score against USA goaltender Jonathan Quick during the third period of the men’s bronze medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.AP Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 26-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games. Selanne, a 43-year-old, six-time Olympian, and Jussi Jokinen scored 11 seconds apart early in the second period. The Finns scored three goals in the third period against a team that looked like it would rather be at home. Finland has won four medals in the last five Olympics, more than any other nation in the NHL era. Before the third-place match became a rout in the final period, it was a game of missed opportunities for the Americans. Patrick Kane couldn’t convert on a penalty shot in each of the first two periods for the U.S.
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A savvy Girl Scout is selling cookies at a cannabis clinic in San Francisco
In two hours on President’s Day, Danielle sold 117 boxes outside the clinic people gobbled up all her Dulce de Leches and blazed through the Tagalongs. According to her mother, Carol, that’s 37 more boxes than what she sold during the same two-hour period outside a small Safeway the next day. See also: 8 Wines to Pair With Your Fast Food Carol said her two middle-school-aged daughters have sold Girl Scout cookies outside a medical marijuana clinic before, though this was the first time they stopped by The Green Cross. She usually has them set up shop at various points around San Francisco so they can learn about different environments while earning some cash. Plus, Carol figured this might be a good way to start a conversation about drugs and how some use marijuana as medicine while others just get high. You put it in terms that they may understand, Carol said. I’m not condoning it, I’m not saying go out in the streets and take marijuana […] It also adds a little bit of cool factor. I can be a cool parent for a little bit. The Green Cross was on board as soon as Carol called to ask for permission to sell cookies outside, and employees at the clinic bought plenty of cookies themselves, too. It’s no secret that cannabis is a powerful appetite stimulant, so we knew this would be a very beneficial endeavor for the girls, Holli Bert, a staff member at The Green Cross, told Mashable in an email. It’s all about location, and what better place to sell Girl Scout cookies than outside a medical cannabis collective? Other scouts in Danielle’s Troupe 3168 haven’t done business outside medical marijuana clinics, according to Carol, and the same goes for scouts in her 14-year-old sister Nikki’s Troupe 32215. But the Girl Scouts of Northern California don’t have a problem with it. Girls are selling cookies, and they and their parents pick out places where they can make good sales, Dana Allen, director of marketing and communications for Girl Scouts of Northern California, told Mashable.The mom decided this was a place she was comfortable with her daughter being at. Later, she added, We’re not telling people where they can and can’t go if it’s a legitimate business. The Girl Scouts of Colorado, though, have a different opinion even though it’s a state where recreational marijuana is now legal in small quantities.
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Apple Hires 17-Year-Old Jailbreaker “Winocm”
Of course, winocms resume doesnt just include this single feat. He says hes been able to do some insane things with both iOS and OS X on a core level, and hes responsible for some iOS jailbreaks (for iOS 6.1.5, more recently). I had to basically do exactly what Apple did when they were making iPhone OS originally, winocm tells Cult of Mac which points out that By rewriting the iPhone OS from the ground up, he was essentially able to create an open source version of the operating system. Winocm added, Its really complex and hellish stuff. Usually they have a team of people working on this type of thing, but Im just one person, not a team. Hence the reason why Apple could really use a guy like him. Winocm himself broke the news about his hiring on Twitter yesterday, when he relayed to his 44K followers, I figured now is the right time to say this, I will be working at Apple starting later this year. The Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc. will most likely use winocms skill set to strengthen the security of iOS and OS X. As always, Apple hiring an iOS jailbreaker is somewhat ironical, having indulged in a fierce cat and mouse game before shaking hands.
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Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority
The unusual mass ceremony, scheduled for March 18, will honor veterans, most of Hispanic or Jewish heritage, who had already been recognized with the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second-highest military award. Only three of the recipients are living. “I never really did worry about decorations,” said one of those being honored, Melvin Morris of Cocoa, Fla., who was commended for courageous actions while a staff sergeant during combat operations on Sept. 17, 1969, in the vicinity of Chi Lang, South Vietnam. Morris, who is black, said in an interview that it never occurred to him that his race might have prevented him from receiving the Medal of Honor. He said it was a huge surprise when the Army contacted him last May about the review and then arranged for a call from Obama. “I fell to my knees. I was shocked,” Morris said. “President Obama said he was sorry this didn’t happen before. He said this should have been done 44 years ago.”
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Sanusi: A ‘Reformer’ Who Needs to Render Account
Still, the document could prove helpful to Democrats at the start of the election season by focusing attention on the party’s economic agenda, which Obama’s congressional allies hope to highlight to draw sharp contrasts with Republicans. Next week, House Democrats will take steps intended to force a vote on their proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The Senate could act on a similar measure in March, after making another attempt to extend long-term unemployment benefits. Democrats face long odds in their bid to recapture the House in this year’s election, while their Senate majority appears increasingly fragile. The party, though, is seeking to reclaim the offensive after a bruising period dominated by problems with the rollout of the online marketplaces for Obama’s healthcare law. The president’s decision to drop his divisive offer to reduce projected spending on entitlement benefits eliminates one of the party’s main internal debates. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) applauded the move, even as she said Democrats had “stood behind” Obama’s “honest efforts” to reach a major budget breakthrough. But Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), said Obama’s plans showed he “has no interest in doing anything, even modest, to address our looming debt crisis.” “With three years left in office, it seems the president is already throwing in the towel,” he said. The president’s now-abandoned proposal to replace the consumer price index with a new formula for cost-of-living increases called “chained CPI” would probably have resulted in savings in programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Obama had indicated his support for chained CPI in battles with Republicans over the debt ceiling and government funding, starting in 2011. It was most recently a bargaining chip in the ” fiscal cliff ” discussions in late 2012, though many Democrats expressed strong opposition.
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Guzman himself, the indictment said, regularly received multimillion-dollar payments. Also Photos:Sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel found under U.S.-Mexico border Mexico Under Siege: The drug war at our doorstep To keep the drugs and money flowing, cartel operatives used cellular telephones, satellite telephones, computers and hand-held PDAs, the later otherwise known as Palm Pilots. The Sinaloan cartel also was active in obtaining guns and other weapons, bribing corrupt public officials, engaging in violence and threats of violence, and other forms of intimidation. They sought to acquire weapons from the U.S., and discussed the use of violence against American and/or Mexican government buildings, the indictment said. The second federal indictment was filed under seal in April 2011 in El Paso, and U.S. authorities in West Texas did not announce it until February 2012. This time Guzman was named with 23 other cartel figures on charges focusing on cartel operations between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. These charges came after two U.S. residents were killed on cartel orders in Ciudad Juarez. In one instance, after a cocaine and marijuana shipment went missing in the U.S., a cartel kidnap team in 2009 grabbed an individual in Horizon City, Texas, tortured him in Ciudad Juarez and killed him. His mutilated body was later found there. In a second episode in 2010, a bridegroom was kidnapped at his wedding in Ciudad Juarez, along with his brother and uncle.
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NBC Gives 13-Episode Series Order to Jennifer Lopez Drama
James, MO By TV Guide Posted Feb. 22, 2014 @ 6:09 pm By TV Guide Posted Feb. 22, 2014 @ 6:09 pm Social News NBC has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to the Jennifer Lopez drama Shades of Blue. The police drama from Ryan Seacrest will star Lopez as Harlee McCord, a single mother and detective recruited to work undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force. After Harlee becomes compromised by her tight-knit colleagues, she faces the moral dilemma of working against her cop brothers in order to redeem herself. American Idol: The Top 13 revealed “Whether its producing, acting, singing or any of her other many entrepreneurial activities, Jennifer is an extraordinary talent and life force, and we’re delighted to be in business with her and Adi Hasak on this sophisticated show,” NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said. “We’re especially excited that Jennifer is returning to her acting roots from such great movies as Out of Sight and we know that she will create this complicated character in a vivid way that will breathe new life into the cop show genre. Ryan Seacrest is part of the NBCU family and doing his first scripted drama series with us makes perfect sense.” Check out the best and worst TV shows based on movies “Nina Wass loved the script from the moment she read it,” Seacrest added.
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24 Overlooked Veterans To Receive Medal Of Honor
In 2012, the CBN brought forward General Reserve Fund to the tune of N16.031billion but rather than return it to treasury, decided to make some strange increment on spending on some heads and sub-heads. N3.06billion was spent on promotional activities yet only N1.084billion was spent on same head in 2011. In 2011, the CBN spent N20.202billion on Legal and Professional Fees while on lunch for police and private guards, the CBN spent N1.257billion in 2011. Sanusis CBN was not done. It claimed that it paid Air Charter, such as to Emirate Airline (N0.511bn), Wing Airline (N0.425bn) and Associated Airline (N1.025bn) to distribute currency by air nationwide. Emirate Airline does not fly local charter in Nigeria, Wing Airline is not registered with Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and Associated Airline does not have a billion turnover for 2011 because upon enquiry, the management claimed that they have no financial statements and have not had any significant operations for the past two years that will warrant preparation of financial statements. The report also indicated that Currency Issue Expenses of N1.158bn and Sundry Currency charges of N1.678bn under Currency Issue Expenses. As they are in 2011 so are similar expenses in 2012. There were other questionable expenses like . Training and travel expenses N9.24bn in 2012 up from N7.65bn in 2011; expenses on ATM offsite policy change came to N1.045bn and expenses on Non Interest Banking N1.359bn in 2012 up from N0.977bn in 2011. On newspapers, books and periodicals, which did not include CBN periodicals, the apex bank under Sanusi spent N1.678 billion in 2012 up from N1.670bn in 2011. From this report, even a novice in financial management will surely ask the suspended CBN governor some questions as to how these bogus figures were disbursed. For instance, if an organ of government without presence in all states of the federation could spend about N1.6 billion on books and newspapers, it means the CBN was spending close to N4.4million per day on books and periodicals. In the days and weeks ahead, perhaps the suspended CBN chief would have to account for his actions while he was holding sway at the apex bank.
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